Just a quick question. How important is age in Taekwondo? Here's an example. I'm 19, dan grade, instructor. If a person is 42 and a keup grade student, but not my own student, in a social circumstance related to Taekwondo, should I be treated as senior as I would be with a keup grade my own age, or should his age be considered? I know in class, I am senior by virtue of my grade, but I am talking about a circumstance similar to the one mastercole outlined in the "drinking alcohol in front of seniors" thread. Both in this situation are Canadian. There are many many people who are both my senior and my elder, lots of them on this board, and a few in particular who are largely responsible for my attitude towards Kukkiwon in general. Interested in all of your opinions, and if there's a clear guideline for this.